I was asked to keep this one under my hat, but since the cat is out of the bag, here are some details on ~SPIRE RESTAURANT & BAR~ opening on 3rd Street in SoMa. The former warehouse is going to be a two-story restaurant and bar, serving contemporary American cuisine, mostly small plates-style, but there will be a few entrée dishes on the menu. The restaurant will have a raw bar, and a bar menu for the happy hour/ballgame crowd. The chef will be Laird Boles; he’s originally from Orlando, Florida, and is currently one of the sous chefs at Waterbar. Spire, on the main floor, is 4,200 square feet, while the upstairs is a lounge with a separate entrance that will be called Third Degree. The open date is still tentative, but the managing partners (Richard Huang, Sean Hung, and Roger Lwin) are hoping it happens before the end of June. You can follow their progress on Twitter. 685 3rd St. at Townsend.